Saturday, October 18, 2008

The jihadist vote

A must-read expose by Frank Gaffney of the Washington Times, taking a hard look at Barack Obama's radical Islamist/terrorist connections, and the money they are pouring into his campaign.

Last week, Barack Obama's campaign was burned yet again for its dalliance with Islamists - those who embrace Islam's repressive theo-political-legal code known as Shariah and who are working for its triumph in the West in general and the United States in particular. The episode is but the latest indication that the Democratic candidate hopes to win the White House by relying, in part, on the Jihadist vote.

NBC reported Thursday that the Obama campaign's latest radical "Muslim outreach coordinator," Mouha Husaini, met last month in one of Washington's Northern Virginia suburbs - the heart of what has been dubbed the "Wahhabi Corridor" - with her predecessor, Mazen Asbahi (who had to resign this summer due to his own associations with Shariah). Even more problematic was the presence at the Springfield event of two prominent Muslim Brotherhood operatives: Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society (MAS) and Nihad Awad of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

As I pointed out in a debate on Tuesday (for a transcript, go to with a man associated with both organizations and arguably the Bush administration's senior Muslim official, Suhail Khan, the Brotherhood is an instrument the Islamists have been using to foster a Fifth Column in America. Its stated purpose in this country is to "destroy Western civilization from within."

Read the whole thing. He does not specifically mention the Sedky -> bin Mahfouz -> Wambu -> Vera Baker channel - the article is, sadly, short on specific insights of this nature - but may provide a "broader" overview of the Obama fundraising machine. Gaffney claims that $30-100 million may have come from areas of heavy Islamist activity. I don't know what sources he is using for his article, but I suspect that - when you include "off the books" financing to ACORN and other front groups - the true figure is higher by at least a factor of 5.

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